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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 31, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The Manhattan Project represents one of the most scientifically innovative, yet ethically challenged endeavors of our time.  On this episode, Stephen P. Kiernan discusses the human dimensions of this project in his new book, Universe of Two.
Topics: science, manhattan project, atomic bomb, groks
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Jul 28, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Alcohol use can be problematic if individuals are unable to control their intake.  This can be made more difficult living in a culture that promotes drinking.  On this episode, Lisa Boucher discussed her book, Raising the Bottom.
Topics: science, alcoholism, mindfulness, choices, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 23, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Harmony in relationships is often sought as the ideal state of affairs, but can discord be even more powerful in building healthy relationships?  On this episode, Dr. Claudia M. Gold discussed her new book, The Power of Discord.
Topics: science, discord, relationships, groks
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 14, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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With the mandated quarantines affecting children and their peers, bullying and cyberbullying have taken on new forms.  On this episode, Dr. Elizabeth Englander discussed her book, 25 Myths About Bullying and Cyberbullying.
Topics: groks, science, technology, bullying, cyberbullying
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 10, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Our appreciation for the natural world is influenced by great nature writing.  However, the contribution of women to this genre has often been unappreciated.  On this episode, Kathryn Aalto discussed these writers in her new book, Writing Wild.
Topics: science, nature, writing, women, groks
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 6, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although medical science has advanced cancer treatment, it has not been well implemented throughout the world, especially in developing countries.  On this episode, Dr. B.S. Ajaikumar discussed his new book, Excellence Has No Borders.
Topics: science, cancer, healthcare, oncology, India, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 29, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The incredible ubiquity of Amazon in our current economy has influenced not just online retailing, but other areas as well.  What is the data driven approach employed by this company?  On this episode, Brian Dumaine discussed his new book, Bezonomics.
Topics: science, bezonomics, Amazon, data, AI, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 24, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The world is full of chaotic and unexpected events.  So, what is the best method for dealing with a crisis?  On this episode, Dr. Jim Taylor discussed his new book, How to Survive and Thrive When Bad Things Happen.
Topics: science, crisis, psychology, mindset, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 17, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Longevity is often discussed in terms of good diet and exercise, but the role of kindness, happiness, and sociability are often overlooked.  On this episode, Marta Zaruska discussed her new book, Growing Young.
Topics: science, longevity, kindness, happiness, sociability, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 3, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The world would be a very different place had FDR, Churchill, and Stalin not been the leaders during World War II.  This almost would have happened had a Nazi assassination plot succeeded.  On this episode, Howard Blum discussed his new book, Night of the Assassins.
Topics: science, groks, WWII, FDR, Churchill, Stalin, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 3, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Being prepared is a motto that is often easier said than done.  How do we prepare for the extraordinary situations that we may encounter in our lives?  On this episode, Judith Matloff discussed her book, How to Drag a Body.
Topics: science, safety, training, preparedness, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 28, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Modern genetics is changing many aspects from society from criminal justice to medicine.  On this episode, Joshua Z. Rappoport discussed his new book, Mapping Humanity.
Topics: science, medicine, genetics, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 15, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The remarkable behavior of birds is sometimes confounding when viewed from an anthropomorphic lens.  What is the bird way?  On this episode, Jennifer Ackerman discussed her new book, The Bird Way.
Topics: science, birds, biology, behavior, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 6, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Free speech is often touted as a guiding principle of American civic life, but is this truly the case?  What is guaranteed under the first amendment to the constitution?  On this episode, Prof. Stanley Fish discussed his book, The First.
Topics: free speech, first amendment, groks, science
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 2, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Of the many issues with the health care system in the United States, the lack of transparency for costs and patient's health data may be among the most pressing issues.  On this episode, Cynthia A. Fisher discussed advocating for the rights of patients.
Topics: science, medicine, costs, patients, reform, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Apr 30, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Can a literary work be untranslatable, especially if the work is meant to highlight the uniqueness of a language itself?  On this episode, Michael Cooperson discussed his new translation of the works of the Silk Merchant, Impostures: Fifty Rogues Tales Translated Fifty Ways.
Topics: translation, arabic, al-hariri, silk merchant, translation, impostures, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Apr 28, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Public urban spaces are central to civic life, but the revitalization and upkeep of these spaces is critical to their success.  On this episode, Andrew Manshel discussed his book, Learning from Bryant Park.
Topics: science, urban, public space, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Apr 18, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The goods and foods that are produced and manufactured around us contain both natural and unnatural chemicals.  How much is known about the chemistry of everyday goods?  On this episode, George Zaidan discussed the chemistry of what we put on us and in us.
Topics: science, chemistry, food, products, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Apr 17, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Eating disorders are characterized by more than just the physiological processes in the body, but also importantly the mental health process involved.  On this episode, Robyn Cruze discussed her book, Making Peace with Your Plate.
Topics: science, nutrition, eating, plate, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Apr 6, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The H.L. Hunley was a civil war submarine whose recovery raised more questions than answers.  On this episode, Rachel Lance discussed her investigation of this subject in her new book, In the Waves.
Topics: science, blast trauma, submarine, Hunley, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 17, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The story of Jackie Cochran and Jerrie Cobb is a fascinating tale of two accomplished pilots fighting for the future of women in space.  On this episode, Amy Shira Teitel discussed her book, Fighting for Space.
Topics: science, space, women, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 17, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The history of women in the space age is captured in a fascinating exhibit featuring collections of images from this past.  On this episode, Dr. Julie Wosk discussed her exhibit, Imaging Women in the Space Age.
Topics: science, women, groks, space age
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 5, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Brainwaves may seem like the subject of science fiction, but the study of these brainwaves is at the forefront of modern neuroscience.  On this episode, R. Douglas Fields discussed his book, Electric Brain.
Topics: science, brainwaves, brain, neuroscience, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Feb 26, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although food is essential for survival, eating the wrong types of food may be deleterious to our health.  What is the role of hormones in our food supply and our health?  On this episode, Dr. Neal Barnard discussed his book, Your Body in Balance.
Topics: science, diet, hormones, health, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Feb 20, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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International competition for technological resources often leads to intellectual espionage, even over a resource as seemingly mundane as corn.  On this episode, Mara Hvistendahl discussed her book, The Scientist and the Spy.
Topics: science, technology, groks corn, china, spy
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Feb 13, 2020 Charles Lee and FrankLing
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90 year old problems do not seem older than the day when they were conceived. In physics, these include the question of a periodic table analogue for elementary particles and the nature of dark energy and dark matter. On this episode, Thomas Buckholtz joins us to discuss these classic problems and unified approaches for explaining them.
Topics: astrophysics, elementary particles, astrophysics, periodic table, mathematics
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Feb 6, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Our emotional health is intimately related to the proper operations of evolutionarily ancient parts of our brain.  How can our sex lives be a window into these critical aspects of our brains?  On this episode, Dr. Nan Wise discussed her book, Why Good Sex Matters.
Topics: science, sex, brain, neuroscience, emotion, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 29, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Friendship is an important part of maintaining a healthy mental life, but can it also improve our biological health?  On this episode, Lydia Denworth discussed the new science of friendship.
Topics: science, friendship, health, biology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 22, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The success of humans as a species is often attributed to the profound increase in brain size.  However, does culture have a more important role?  On this episode, Gaia Vince discussed her new book, Transcendence.
Topics: science, humans, humanity, culture, transcendence, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 17, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Aging may seem like an inevitable deterioration of our bodies, but is there a routine way to prevent it?  Can exercise help?  On this episode, Judy Foreman discussed her book, Exercise is Medicine.
Topics: science, exercise, aging, medicine, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 8, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The polar region continues to be a mysterious and unexplored region of the earth.  One of the first to explore the area was an expedition led by Adolphus W. Greely.  On this episode, Buddy Levy discussed the Greely Polar Expedition.
Topics: science, polar north, Greely, groks
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Dec 19, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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How can a scientific perspective on the world inform us about non-scientific issues?  On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson discussed his new book, Letters from an Astrophysicist.
Topics: science, astrophysics, science, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Dec 11, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Navigating the medical system can be daunting, but even more so for parents caring for the well-being of their children.  On this episode, Dr. Jacqueline Jones discussed the issues of medical parenting.
Topics: science, medicine, parenting, groks
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Dec 4, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The development of the planets and the solar system has continued to intrigue scientists.  Recent advances in planetary science have broadened our perspective on the issue.  On this episode, Dr. Erik Asphaug discussed his book, When the Earth had Two Moons.
Topics: science, planetology, solar system, cosmology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Dec 2, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Charts and graphical displays of information are essential to the modern age, but they are only as useful if one is prepared to us them.  On this episode, Prof. Alberto Cairo discussed his book, How Charts Lie.
Topics: science, charts, graphs, groks
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Nov 21, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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What is the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe?  How much closer are we to determining this issue?  On this episode, Professor Michael Summers discussed the possibility of extraterrestrial life in his book, Imagined Life.
Topics: science, exobiology, exoplanets, extraterrestrial life, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 13, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Hearing is one of the basic senses that is often ignored until something goes wrong.  What can we do to protect our hearing and what are the current treatments for hearing problems?  On this episode, David Owen discussed his book, Volume Control.
Topics: science, audiology, hearing, neuroscience, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 5, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The scientific study of consciousness continues to be plagued by a gap in understanding that may be traced to the foundations of modern science.  On this episode, Philip Goff discussed the foundations for a new science of consciousness.
Topics: science, neuroscience, panpsychism, consciousness, IIT, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 31, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although modern medicine has improved health outcomes in the past century, it continues to overlook hidden factors for human health, such as kindness.  On this episode, Dr. Kelli Harding discussed the Rabbit Effect.
Topics: science, psychology, kindness, sociology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 31, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The modern world has often forced us to become divorced from our connections with nature.  On this episode, Gary Ferguson discussed eight master lessons from nature.
Topics: science, nature, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 21, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Artificial intelligence is rapidly outpacing the human ability to control it.  How can we design human compatible AI systems?  On this episode, Stuart Russell discussed the design of human compatible AI.
Topics: science, computers, AI, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 9, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Among all of the self recovery programs, alcoholics anonymous may be the most influential and the foundation for all those that followed.  But, the history of this institution has only recently been explored in scholarly detail.  On this episode, William Schaberg discussed Writing the Big Book: The Creation of A.A.
Topics: science, history, AA, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 4, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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How does the brain give rise to subject feelings and is this the basis for consciousness?  On this episode, Dr. Christof Koch discussed his research on consciousness.
Topics: science, groks, neuroscience, consciousness
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Oct 1, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Dogs may be unique in the capacity to form emotional bonds.  What are the biological underpinnings of this behavior?  On this episode, Dr. Clive Wynne discussed his book, Dog is Love.
Topics: science, behavior, dogs, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 18, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The universe is filled with uncertainty, from the fundamental to the uncalculable.  But, how can we deal with uncertainty in our predictions of the future.  On this episode, Prof. Ian Stewart discussed Do Dice Play God?
Topics: science, uncertainty, chaos, quantum physics, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 10, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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How do the operations of the brain result in the mind?  And, how has the study of the two been influenced by early medical cases?  On this episode, Drs. Allan H. Ropper and Brian Burrell discussed how the brain lost its mind.
Topics: science, brain, mind, syphilis, hysteria, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 3, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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What is the best way to solve an everyday problem?  On this episode, Randall Munroe, creator of xkcd, discussed his new book, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems.
Topics: science, technology, groks. problems, xkcd
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 29, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The opioid epidemic continues to affect countless lives, but how did it get to this point?  What is the history of opium and its derivative opioids?  On this episode, Dr. John Halpern discussed how an ancient flower shaped and poisoned our world.
Topics: science, technology, history, opium, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 26, 2019 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Can your bathroom mirror show more than your reflection? On this episode, Thomas Serval discusses an operating system that works behind your mirror to enhance our digital lifestyle.
Topics: digital home, Privacy, security, OS, Health, 5G
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 13, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The natural world is filled with resources that are harvested without thought for the long term consequences.  Can we live sustainably with the environment?  On this episode, Edward Posnett discussed the strange harvests.
Topics: science, groks, environment, sustainability, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 9, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Stress can be overwhelming and sometimes even debilitating, but how can we deal with mild or chronic stress?  On this episode, Dr. Amy Serin discussed the stress switch.
Topics: groks, science, psychology, physiology, stress
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 6, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Advances in automated car technology are poised to revolutionize transportation.  But, when will see the first generation of robotic cars?  On this episode, Jason Torchinsky discussed Robot, Take the Wheel.
Topics: groks, cars, robots, science, technology
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Aug 6, 2019 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The American continents are often referred to as the New World by anthropologists. But could civilization have started far earlier than most experts think? On this episode, Graham Hancock discusses his hypothesis of a lost civilization that preceded the Native Americans who settled here around 13,000 years ago.
Topics: Americas, anthropology, history, migration, Alaska, DNA
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 22, 2019 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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One of the annoyances of modern lifestyle is background noise in our phone conversations. On this program, Davit Baghdasaryan join us to discuss his AI powered app KRISP, which gives us clean voice communication.
Topics: AI, KRISP, noise, 5G, voice, communication
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Jul 10, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The 50th anniversary of the first landings on the moon mark a notable landmark in the technological achievements of humanity.  But, what is the legacy of the Apollo missions?  On this episode, Dr. Roger Launius discussed the legacy of the moon landings.
Topics: science, technology, space flight, Apollo missions, moon landings, NASA, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 3, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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What happens when a language dies?  What happens to the culture and history of the speakers of that language?  On this episode, Prof. Don Kulick discussed his book, A Death in The Rainforest.
Topics: science, linguistics, anthropology, groks, papua new guinea
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 26, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Meteoric impacts are extremely frequent events on the earth, so much so that the next one might completely destroy the planet.  On this episode, Gordon L. Dillow discussed these events in his book, Fire in the Sky.
Topics: science, astronomy, meteors, asteroids, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 19, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Generic drugs are a ubiquitous part of the pharmaceutical market, but do they deliver the same effects?  On this episode, Ms. Katherine Eban discussed problems with generic drug manufacturing.
Topics: science, technology, groks, generic drugs, pharmaceuticals
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 12, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Creativity and evolution may seem to be two completely different ideas, but what can the theory of evolution teach us about the creative process?  On this episode, Dr. Andreas Wagner discussed his book, Life Finds a Way.
Topics: science, evolution, groks, technology
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 5, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Can advances in theoretical math explain fundamental problems in physics and can experimental physics ever test some of these purely mathematical theories?  On this episode, Graham Farmelo discussed his book, The Universe Speaks in Numbers.
Topics: science, math, physics, string theory, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 29, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The bond shared with animals defines much of what makes us human, but how can empathy and shared destinies with animals affect our physical, mental, and societal health?  On this episode, Dr. Ayshar Akhtar discussed our symphony with animals?
Topics: science, medicine, animals, empathy
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 22, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Walking may be one of the unique aspects of humanity is our ability for bipedal walking.  But, how has our modern lifestyle affected this uniquely human ability?  On this episode. Antonia Malchik discussed a Walking Life.
Topics: science, walking, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 15, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Scientific findings are under increasing attack from pseudoscientific views.  Why does this persist and what can be done to address this issue?  On this episode, Lee C. McIntyre discussed the scientific attitude.
Topics: science, pseudoscience, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 8, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The theory of evolution can be applied to many aspects of human life, not just the genetic.  On this episode, David Sloan Wilson discussed this view of life.
Topics: science, evolution, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 2, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The history of the settlement of North America may be more complicated than the classic story of the land bridge.  On this episode, Craig Childs discussed the Atlas of a Lost World.
Topics: science, history, land bridge, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Apr 24, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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You are what you eat, so the old saying goes.  But, can you eat to beat disease?  On this episode, Dr. William W. Li discussed eating to beat disease.
Topics: science, diet, disease, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Apr 14, 2019 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Bram Cohen, the visionary behind Chia.net and BitTorrent, is at it again. In spite of their potential, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have not met the promise of a global money standard. On this episode, he discusses sustainable blockchain for next generation digital currency and his new startup.
Topics: blockchains, bitcoin, cryptocurrency, bit torrent, digital money
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Apr 14, 2019 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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In spite of its potential, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have not met the promise of a global money standard. On this episode, Bram Cohen talks about a sustainable blockchain for next generation digital currency.
Topics: Bitcoin, blockchain, chia, money, digital currency, cryptocurrency
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Apr 10, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The organization of human culture and society is often touted as the pinnacle of the rational human mind.  But, are more basic affective processes actually at play?  On this episode, Prof. Antonio Damasio discussed the strange order of things.
Topics: science, psychology, groks, sociology
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Apr 3, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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How has the role of science in society been shaped?  Who were the key thinkers and how has scientific authority evolved?  On this episode, Dr. Robert Crease discussed the workshop and the world
Topics: science, society, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 30, 2019 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Air pollution not only drives climate change but also respiratory and other health problems. On this episode, Jos Lelieveld discusses how lives could be saved today and in the future by eliminating the emissions associated with burning fossil fuels.
Topics: air pollution, PM25, pollution, climate change, IPCC, fossil fuels
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 21, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Outer space is certainly cool, but just how cool is it?  On this episode, Kate Howells discussed her new book, Space is Cool as F***.
Topics: space, groks, science, technology
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 14, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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How do you fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria?  What would you do if one of your loved ones was fighting off such a bacteria?  On this episode, Dr. Steffanie Strathdee discussed her story in the Perfect Predator.
Topics: science, groks, virus, bacteria, biology
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 7, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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What are the scientific principles behind building a bigger, leaner, and stronger body?  On this episode, Michael Matthews discussed the scientific principles behind building muscle.
Topics: science, muscle, body building, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Feb 27, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Can one molecule in the brain influence all of our daily desires and drives?  On this episode, Dr. Daniel Lieberman discussed the molecule of more.
Topics: science, neuroscience, groks, dopamine
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Feb 20, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although the daily chores of life may seem to be a burden, the ability to deal with these tasks is of growing importance.  On this episode, Elizabeth Emens discussed tips and tricks for life admin.
Topics: science, groks, life, admin
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Feb 12, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The most important Hollywood studio of the cold war is one that you probably don't even know.  On this episode, Prof. Ned O'Gorman discussed the Lookout Mountain Studios.
Topics: lookout mountain, groks, cold war, technology
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Feb 11, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The current trends around the world that drive the tension between globalism and nativism have buoyed many populist governmental changes.  On this episode, Dr. Alexandre Muns Rubiol discussed how to bridge the digital divide.
Topics: science, globalism, nativism, economics, technology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Feb 9, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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A healthy lifestyle is always beneficial, but how can a mojito help?  On this episode, Dr. Juan Rivera discussed the mojito diet.
Topics: mojito, groks, science, diet
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Feb 4, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Reading aloud has enormous benefits for children and adults, but why has this ancient activity fallen by the wayside?  On this episode. Meghan Cox Gurdon discussed the power of reading aloud.
Topics: reading, science, neuroscience, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 29, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Hormone disrupting chemicals are found in our everyday environment, but what can we do to fight back?  On this episode, Dr. Leonardo Trassande discussed the problem of hormone disrupting chemicals.
Topics: hormone, endocrine, biology, environment, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 9, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Quantum mechanics may seem to be an esoteric topic that has little impact on our daily lives.  Surprisingly, one can find the influence of quantum mechanics in our daily breakfast.  On this episode, Chad Orzel discussed Breakfast with Einstein.
Topics: science, physics, quantum mechanics, Einstein, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 7, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The setpoint theory suggests that our bodies have a natural range of weight that is determined.  This setpoint can be changed to improve health and longevity.  On this episode, Jonathan Bailor discussed the setpoint diet.
Topics: setpoint, diet, nutrition, groks
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 7, 2019 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The setpoint theory suggests that our bodies have a natural range of weight that is determined.  This setpoint can be changed to improve health and longevity.  On this episode, Jonathan Bailor discussed the setpoint diet.
Topics: setpoint, diet, nutrition, fitness, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 2, 2019 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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There is nothing artificial about an otter's intelligence. But if computers could be as smart as these geniuses of the animal kingdom, what would they do? On this program, Sam Liang joins us to talk about his artificial intelligence startup Otter.AI and what this means for improving business communication and workflow. Editors note: Otter.AI is a real-time service that converts audio conversations into remarkably accurate transcriptions. Check out this page for a transcription of the interview.
Topics: otter, AI, transcription, business, communication, workflow
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Dec 21, 2018 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Chronic illness can be a challenge for those coping with their condition.  How can one transcend a chronic illness?  On this episode, Lisa Sniderman discussed a Light in the Darkness.
Topics: science, illness, medicine, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Dec 11, 2018 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Economics may be called the dismal science, but an economic perspective could help solve many puzzles in everyday life.  On this episode, Steven Landsburg discussed how to outsmart an economist.
Topics: economics, puzzles, groks, science
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Dec 6, 2018 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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What can exploding teeth tell us about the progress of medical science?  On this episode, Thomas Morris will discuss the mystery of the exploding teeth.
Topics: science, medicine, history, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 28, 2018 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although a spotless home may seem like a land where no creature may venture, one might be surprised to find several species residing there.  On this episode, Rob Dunn discussed the animals that never leave us home alone.
Topics: animals, home, biology, groks, science
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 19, 2018 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The history of space exploration is vast and encompasses centuries of human activity.  On this episode, Roger D. Launius discussed the Smithsonian history of space exploration.
Topics: science, space, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 14, 2018 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The animal kingdom is a diverse and exciting place, but how much of what we know about it is true?  On this episode, Nick Caruso discussed the truths and myths about the animal kingdom.
Topics: science, animals, biology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 7, 2018 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Black holes capture everything that passes its event horizon, even light.  So, how can a black hole be seen?  On this episode, Seth Fletcher discussed the event horizon telescope.
Topics: groks, astronomy, black hole, event horizon telescope, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 30, 2018 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Zombies may seem confined to the stories of horror fiction, but the animal kingdom is replete with examples of real zombification.  On this episode, Matt Simon discussed the plight of the living dead.
Topics: science, zombie, biology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 25, 2018 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Humans nearly vanished due to a major explosion from the Toba Volcano.  On this episode, Dr. Donald Prothero discusses when humans nearly vanished.
Topics: science, anthropology, toba, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 18, 2018 Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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What does it take to make an impact in the tech publishing world? What leadership qualities and values do we need to build a successful and trustworthy organization? On this episode, Glenn Rifkin talks about the founder of IDG publishing and the lessons to thrive in the global computer publishing industry.
Topics: tech, neuroscience, micro computing, Rifkin, MIT
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 12, 2018 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Cancer can take its toll on not only the patient, but also on the family, friends and caregivers that surround them.  How do people cope with a cancer diagnosis?  On this episode, Dr. Steven A. Curley discussed some of these stories in his new book, In My Hands.
Topics: science, cancer, medicine, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 11, 2018 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Living on earth may be tough, but what about living in outer space?  On this episode, Colin Stuart discussed how to live in space in the not-so-distant future.
Topics: science, space, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 2, 2018 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The world may seem like an illogical place at time, but is there room for logic in an illogical world?  On this episode. Dr. Eugenia Cheng discussed the art of logic in an illogical world.
Topics: science, math, logic, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 18, 2018 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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A cemetery may not seem like the most ideal place to conduct science, but Mount Auburn Cemetery is involving citizens in a wide variety of scientific projects.  On this episode, Paul Kwiatkowski and Jeanne Mooney discussed citizen science at Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Topics: science, groks, citizen science
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 11, 2018 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Sleep is an essential part of our lives, but one that we rarely think about, unless something goes wrong.  On this episode, Henry Nicholls discussed the neuroscience of sleep.
Topics: sleep, neuroscience, groks
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